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The Corbyn panic shows Labour is allergic to democracy

The party was wrong to open up its leadership contest, but now it has to live with that choice

By Josh Lowe  

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to demonstrators at an anti-austerity rally last month. © Jasn

The Times runs a good piece of digging on its front page this morning, reporting that 11 people who stood as candidates for rival left-wing party the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) at the election have signed up to Labour to vote in its leadership contest, without being caught by its vetting process. The party insists that it has a “robust system to prevent fraudulent and…

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